Last week, this space featured a story on the recall issued by the Ford Motor Company regarding its iconic Mustang model. As more than 38,000 units worldwide are covered by the advisory, and all Mustangs come from Ford’s facilities in Dearborn, it was only a matter of time before models sold in the Philippines would be affected as well.
Ford Philippines is issuing a recall of the Mustang over faulty brake pedal brackets
Sure enough, Ford Philippines is echoing the call of its mother company. According to a report from Autoindustriya.com, the local Ford affiliate has sent out notices to Ford Mustang owners urging them to check if their particular unit is included in the recall advisory, which applies to both coupe and convertible versions.
The issue lies with the brake pedal bracket, which Ford says was replaced from nylon to polypropylene on the Mustang, specifically those units assembled from March 14, 2019, to August 13, 2020. Citing “insufficient design margins,” Ford warns that the bracket can potentially fracture during hard braking, reducing the vehicle’s ability to slow down. This has prompted the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recommend a recall.
Whether your Mustang is a coupe or convertible, you need to have it checked
So far, no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the faulty bracket, whether Stateside or in other markets. For its local customers, Ford Philippines recommends two options. First, Mustang owners can visit any authorized Ford dealership to have the component checked and replaced if necessary, with the service being free of charge.
The second option involves using an internet-capable device such as a computer or smartphone. Owners can log on to the Ford Philippines website, go to the Field Service Action Tracker, and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
The page will prompt the customer if their particular Mustang is covered by the recall. If the vehicle turns out to be among those included, it’s important to schedule an appointment with the nearest Ford dealership as soon as possible.
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Know more about Ford Mustang
The latest Ford Mustang in the local market today is the most advanced Mustang ever to hit the production line. This sixth-generation pony car is on its 6th generation, and Ford Philippines released its Philippine spec version in 2018, and they offer the iconic sportscar in convertible top and Fastback. It is also available in two engines, and there are four models to choose from, namely EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, and GT Premium. The all-new Ford Mustang is packed with features that can be modified so consumers can tailor-fit the vehicle according to their personality. Some modifiable features include car skin, upholstery, ambient lighting, rims, trims, and instrument cluster outlay. Ford Mustang can be an expression of any car enthusiast’s distinct character. The sixth-generation Ford Mustang now features a subtle change in its exterior and a refreshed interior. It still possesses the same silhouette, but the new Ford Mustang gets a new front DRLs layout that matches the taillights and a sleeker set of fog lamps. The cabin of this couple for the Blue Oval brand received a refreshed cabin with new materials in its variants. Ford Philippines offer the Ford Mustang in four variants: Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost Premium SelectShift AT Fastback, Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT Premium SelectShift AT Fastback, Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT Premium MT Convertible, and Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT Premium SelectShift AT Convertible.
Joseph Paolo Estabillo